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Robert Livermore Aquatics Center Retires Iconic Slide after 20 Years of Service

A yellow water slide with pools, under a sunny sky.

After two decades of providing countless hours of fun and recreation to the community, the slide at the Robert Livermore Aquatics Center has reached the end of its useful life. The Livermore Area Recreation and Park District (LARPD) announced today that despite years of diligent maintenance efforts, the slide is beyond repair and will be retired. 

The decision to retire the slide was not taken lightly by LARPD officials, who acknowledged its significance as a beloved amenity for the community. "The slide at RLAC has been a central feature of our aquatics center for the past 20 years, providing joy and memories for generations of residents," stated Jill Kirk, LARPD Community Services Manager. "Our staff has worked tirelessly to ensure its safety and functionality, but unfortunately, it has reached the end of its lifespan." 

Over the years, the slide has been a staple attraction at RLAC, hosting the annual polar bear plunge, recreation swim, and serving as a hub for families seeking relief from hot summer days.  

Aquatics Supervisor Patrick Lucky, a long-time employee at RLAC shared, "It's been a cherished part of our community, and its retirement is bittersweet." 

Plans for the future of the space previously occupied by the slide are currently under consideration by LARPD officials. While details regarding potential replacements or renovations have not yet been finalized, the district remains committed to providing quality recreational amenities for the community. 

In the meantime, LARPD invites residents to join them in celebrating the memories created over the past two decades. "We're grateful for the years of enjoyment the slide has provided to our community," shared LARPD General Manager Mat Fuzie. "As we look ahead, we're excited to continue serving the needs of our residents and creating new opportunities for recreation and leisure." 

The retirement of the slide at the Robert Livermore Aquatics Center marks the end of an era for the Livermore community. While its departure may evoke nostalgia, residents can take comfort in knowing that the memories created on that slide will endure for years to come. As LARPD looks toward the future, it remains dedicated to providing exceptional recreational experiences for all.